This wisdom is not mine.  I learned it many years ago.  My teacher’s name is Ron Clairmont.

He runs a small school of esoteric knowledge.

(Please note my teacher cannot take on pupils.  I will answer your questions).


7 Responses to Teacher

  • Marianne Clairmont says:

    Good evening. Mr Campling,

    My brother told me about your new book. I am thrilled for you! I will buy and read it!


    Best Wishes,

    • Matthew Campling says:

      Dear Marianne,
      How wonderful to hear from you! My book is being published this month, February, in the UK and later in the year in the US. There is an article about the book and your brother’s magnificent system in the upcoming Watkins Review which is obtainable in Barnes & Noble bookshops.
      I would love to be in further contact with you. With warmest thoughts Matthew

  • Eugen says:


    You stated that this is the first book of its kind, about this system, etc.

    What about the books of Joel Friedlander (1986) and Susan Zannos (1997) who explain the same types/ system?

    I am not asking as an aggression, but with the sincere desire to understand what made you thought your book was the first ever about this subject.

    All my best to you,


    P.S. I bought your book, it’s great!, I hope the next one will be out shortly.

    • Matthew Campling says:

      Hi Eugen. I had not heard of those writers. I have now looked up their books. They do not appear to be describing the 12-Type Enneagram. The reason why I state that this is the first book on specifically the 12-Type Enneagram is that my teacher is the only person who I know teaches this system. And I am the first person he invited to write a book on the system.
      There have been many books on 9 type depictions of the the Enneagram. And individuals have put together information from the past etc and presented as a system. But I did not see anything on the two books you mention which would lead me to believe they are talking specifically about the 12-Type Enneagram system.
      Thank you for this, and for buying my book. I am currently working on the follow up – ‘Love, Sex, Relationships and the 12-Type Enneagram’

    • These two books by Friedlander and Zannos are excellent indeed. Very helpful and perhaps the information in them served as the basis for Ron and Matthew’s take on the system. There is an even older and more authoritative tradition on these body types going back to the French publication of a book in 1906 by Madame Bessonet-Favre, called ‘Typologie’. She learnt the system from her father, Dr Henri Favre, a very learned, much-published writer on esoteric matters. The Favre information was studied in depth for over 35 years by Leon Vannier and presented in his definitive volume ‘Typology in Homeopathy’, published in 1954. Beg, buy or borrow a copy of Vannier’s book if you possibly can.

  • Liv says:

    Hi Matthew,

    I recently bought your book I think it is a fantastic resource

    • Hi Liv. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to see your comment! I hope you are continuing to enjoy reading my book. It certainly changed my life when I came across the wisdom of the 12-Type Enneagram. I don’t know if you are in London but if you are, I’m doing a workshop on September 7, 1-5pm, called ‘Improving Love, Sex and Relationships’ – using the 12-Type Enneagram. It’s also the title of my next book on the system. Warm regards Matthew

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Matthew Campling

Your 12 Type Enneagram host is London psychotherapist and author Matthew Campling. Matthew has written the first EVER book on this wonderful system ‘The 12 Type Enneagram: Know Your Type: Improve Your Life’ Published by and available from Watkins, selected bookshops and Internet suppliers including

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